CNBC is joining TV’s revival bandwagon, setting a pact with Endemol Shine North America for new episodes of the game show “Deal or No Deal.”
Howie Mandel will be back as host of the show that aired from 2005 through 2009 in primetime on NBC. CNBC said the show was scheduled to debut in the fourth quarter of this year. It’s unclear if the new “Deal” will be a nightly or weekly addition to the business news cabler’s primetime lineup.
“Our primetime programs, with their focus on business and money, strive to be both entertaining and instructive. Shows like ‘The Profit’ and ‘Shark Tank’ are built around high stakes and high rewards. Those same elements live at the heart of ‘Deal or No Deal,’ which is why we believe it to be a perfect fit,” said CNBC chairman Mark Hoffman. “Today’s announcement confirms our deep commitment to primetime, strengthening our line-up, by adding one of the most successful game shows of all time along with the popular, original host, Howie Mandel.”
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